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Brett Ratner, McG and other “Justice League” director rumors


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With Ben Affleck officially not involved with the “Justice League” movie, we’re hearing a lot of different names being bandied about as potential directors. Earlier this week we heard that Warner Bros. might be looking to the Wachowskis to helm the project, but now a number of other names are being brought into the fray.

It seems as though WB is tossing around some familiar names for the process. Peter Georgious over at Thinkmcflythink claims he’s heard about eight possible directors, and revealed six of them on Twitter earlier today.

“Directors That Are/Were Up For Justice League: Affleck, Wachowskis, Ratner, Fleischer, McG, Snyder,” he tweeted.

That Brett Ratner news has been confirmed by Super Man Site, who also report that they’ve heard his name close to the project.

“The studio is very pleased with the work that Brett [Ratner] has done as a producer and director on past projects,” the site quotes their source as saying. “They are now very interested in seeing what he can do with helping finally bring this group of iconic superheroes to the big screen!”

With Affleck off the table, we hope that the Ratner and McG portions of this are just rumors and that Warner Bros. is looking to people like the Wachowskis and Ruben Fleischer instead. Considering Zack Snyder is directing “Man of Steel,” we doubt he’ll be brought on board to direct “Justice League” as well, especially if WB is following Marvel’s ensemble superhero movie formula (which it looks like they are).

Thanks to for bringing this to our attention.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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